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Recycle an old wooden thrift store box into a personalized gift!
This 50 cent recycled/upcycled wooden Christmas decorative box was magically turned into an organizing container for my sister's craft room table. Like many projects, this one is completed in stages, paint and then wait for the glue to dry, Mod Podge and then wait for that to dry. But all told there's very little time involved with this project.

Posted by ellen.price 75 from Columbia, Missouri, United States • Published See ellen.price 75's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a decoupage box. Dictionary Page Covered Wooden Box - Step 1
    Step 1

    Find a wooden box at a thrift store. Sand it down and paint it your favorite color, inside and outside. It took several coats to cover this red!

  • How to make a decoupage box. Dictionary Page Covered Wooden Box - Step 2
    Step 2

    Then I added an owl cutout from a card that was made for me on one side. I attached all the paper pieces with Mod Podge.

  • How to make a decoupage box. Dictionary Page Covered Wooden Box - Step 3
    Step 3

    The owl is so cute!!

  • How to make a decoupage box. Dictionary Page Covered Wooden Box - Step 4
    Step 4

    On two other sides I used dictionary pages that had the initials of the person I was making it for.

  • How to make a decoupage box. Dictionary Page Covered Wooden Box - Step 5
    Step 5

    (and I lucked out because these pages also had the first and last names of the recipient!)

  • How to make a decoupage box. Dictionary Page Covered Wooden Box - Step 6
    Step 6

    If you don't want to go with the initials route, try to get a few meaningful words.
    Cut the page to fit the box, then Mod Podge it on!

  • How to make a decoupage box. Dictionary Page Covered Wooden Box - Step 7
    Step 7

    The fourth side I slathered with chalkboard paint. I so love it!

  • How to make a decoupage box. Dictionary Page Covered Wooden Box - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now just apply several more coats of Mod Podge and then who need to decide WHOOOOO to give it to!

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